COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Peninsula women end season with losses at NWAACC tournament

Peninsula Daily News

KENNEWICK — The Peninsula College women's basketball team went two and out at the NWAACC Championships at Toyota Center.

The Pirates opened the tournament with a 91-49 loss to the conference's top-ranked team Columbia Basin.

That dropped Peninsula (8-6, 11-15) to the consolation bracket, where its season came to a close in a close loss the Chemeketa Storm 53-51 in Sunday night's 10 o'clock game.

The Pirates held a 30-28 lead at halftime but trailed by six points midway through the half after a flurry of points by Chemeketa (8-4, 18-12).

Peninsula made a run late in the game, but the run fell short.

Freshman Gabi Fenumiai paced the Pirates with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Madison Pilster, also a freshman, added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Fenumiai and Pilster grabbed 12 of Peninsula's 18 offensive rebounds, as the Pirates racked up 13 second-chance points to the Storm's three.

Chemeketa 53, Peninsula 51
Chemeketa 28 25— 53

Peninsula 30 21— 51

Individual scoring

Chemeketa (53)

Stillings 2, Tulee 10, Munson 17, Benedict 8, Savoy 16.

Peninsula (51)

Henderson 6, Pilster 12, Staveland 3, Fenumiai 16, Knowles 8, Schmillen 4, Brumbaugh 2.



Columbia Basin 91, Peninsula 49

The Pirates had it tough from the start, opening the tournament against the No. 1 Hawks (13-1, 25-4) on Saturday night.

Peninsula traded blows with the top Hawks in the first five minutes, with score being 13-13 with 15:32 left in the opening half.

But Columbia Basin dominated thereafter, closing the half on a 34-13 run to take a 47-26 lead into intermission, and cruising from there.

Fenumiai led the Pirates with 14 points and senior Olivia Henderson added 12. Jonelle Staveland came off the bench to score seven points.

Alison Knowles scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers.

Pilster was held scoreless for the first time all season.

Columbia Basin 91, Peninsula 49
Peninsula 26 23— 49

Columbia Basin 47 44— 91

Individual scoring

Peninsula (49)

Henderson 12, Staveland 7, Fenumiai 14, Knowles 6, Roland 1, Brumbaugh 5, Flinn 4.

Columbia Basin (91)

Jones 2, Ross 3, Yenney 3, Cuevas 3, Harrod 2, Bland 8, Mercer 10, Oswalt 16, Higheagle 17, French 7, Bingham 4, Weber 4, Depew 3, Nelson 9.

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